Why study criminology at CCC?

This program is designed for those of you interested in employment and/or further education in all aspects of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, criminology, courts, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile authority, private and industrial security, and other related fields.

The Criminology Program at Clovis Community College offers a Criminology club. As part of the criminology club, you would have the opportunity to view the justice system up close through designated tours and interviews. We also offer a work experience program that would expose you to job shadowing at various justice system sites.

Courses and Programs

Criminology Courses

Course Course title Units
CRIM 1 Introduction to Criminology 3
CRIM 3 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
CRIM 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
CRIM 5 Community Relations 3
CRIM 6 Criminal Law 3
CRIM 7 Police Operations and Procedures 3
CRIM 8 Criminal Investigations 3
CRIM 10 Vice Control 3
CRIM 12 Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 13 The Constitution and Your Individual Rights 3
CRIM 14 Multicultural Issues within Public Safety 3
CRIM 15 Introduction to Police Ethics 3
CRIM 19V Cooperative Work Experience, Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 20 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIM 23 Correctional Interviewing and Counseling 3
CRIM 24 Control and Supervision in Corrections 3
CRIM 28 Probation and Parole 3

Criminology Degree and Certificate Programs:

Program Type Major Code
Administration of Justice AS-T C.8880.AS-T
Criminology: Corrections (Associate in Science) AS C.888B.AS
Criminology: Corrections (Certificate of Achievement) CA C.888B.CA
Criminology: Law Enforcement Certificate CA C.888A.CA
Criminology: Law Enforcement Associate Degree AS C.888A.AS

Career Opportunities

The criminology program prepares students for the academy, employment, and/or further education in all aspects of the criminal justice system. A variety of careers can be pursued in criminology, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile procedures, and private and industrial security. Some courses are offered on an as-needed basis and are predicated on minimum enrollment requirements; in addition, some courses are offered as recommended electives.

Students enrolling in Criminology courses with employment within the criminal justice system in mind should be aware that any person with a felony conviction, a cluster of driving violations, serious drug abuse, a bad credit rating, or found to be of “bad character” will not be eligible for criminal justice system employment.

Contact Us

Criminology Contacts

Name Discipline E-mail
Ralph Munoz Counselor
Dennis Montejano Criminology Instructor


The American Political Science Association (APSA)

The Department of Justice

There are numerous criminal justice professional associations and entities which assist law enforcement with policies, standards, analysis, training and education, and technical assistance. This section provides links to Web sites of organizations and entities that are relevant within the criminal justice intelligence community.